Blog: Human Resources for Health

Health workforce migration: The Uganda case

7 April 2019
Health workforce migration: The Uganda case

Uganda had a total of 81 982 health workers employed in the health sector. The number of medical doctors was estimated at 4,811, accounting for 6% of the total health workforce in the country. General practitioners (GPs) alone were estimated to total 3993, the equivalent of 83% of medical doctors in service. A total of 42 530 (52%) HWS were employed in the public sector, and 9,798 (12%) in the private not-for-profit sector, while about one third (...

Professional exchange in Uganda: A rich clinical and Personal Experience.

7 June 2018

Uganda has taken strides in transforming the Health of its citizens through improved prevention, promotion, curative and rehabilitative services. Through consolidated efforts of development partners and the government, health indicators have improved significantly. For instance, Infant Mortality declined from 71 to 43 deaths per 1000 live births in 2011 and 2016 respectively. Maternal Mortality followed a similar trend declining from 438 to 368 deaths per 100,000 live births.